The First Mindfulness Training: Aware of the suffering caused by the
destruction of life, I vow to cultivate compassion and learn ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals.
I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to condone killing in the world, in my thinking and in my way
The Second Mindfulness Training: Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation,
social injustice, stealing and oppression, I vow to cultivate loving kindness and learn ways to work for the well-being of
people, animals, plants, and minerals. I vow to practice generosity y sharing my time, energy, and material resources with
those who are in real need. I am determined not to steal and not to possess anything that should belong to others. I will
respect the property of others, but I will prevent others from profiting from human suffering or the suffering of other species
The Third Mindfulness Training: Aware of the suffering caused by sexual
misconduct, I vow to cultivate responsibility and learn ways to protect the safety and integrity of individuals, couples,
families, and society. I am determined not to engage in sexual relations without love and a long-term commitment. To preserve
the happiness of myself and others, I am determined to respect my commitments and the commitments of others. I will do everything
in my power to protect children from sexual abuse and to prevent couples and families from being broken by sexual misconduct.
The Fourth Mindfulness Training: Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful
speech and the inability to listen to others, I vow to cultivate loving speech and deep listening in order to bring joy and
happiness to others and relieve others of their suffering. Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I vow to
learn to speak truthfully, with words that inspire self-confidence, joy and hope. I am determined not to spread news that
I do not know to be certain and not to criticize or condemn things of which I am not sure. I will refrain from uttering words
that can cause division or discord, or that can cause the family or the community to break. I will make all efforts to reconcile
and resolve all conflicts, however small.
The Fifth Mindfulness Training: Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful
consumption, I vow to cultivate good health, both physical and mental, for myself, my family and my society by practicing
mindful eating, drinking and consuming. I vow to ingest only items that preserve peace, well being and joy in my body, in
my consciousness, and in the collective body and consciousness of my family and society. I am determined not to use alcohol
or any other intoxicant or to ingest foods or other items that contain toxins, such as certain TV programs, magazines, books,
films, and conversations. I am aware that to damage my body or my consciousness with these poisons is to betray my ancestors,
my parents, my society, and future generations. I will work to transform violence, fear, anger and confusion in myself and
in society by practicing a diet for myself and for society. I understand that a proper diet is crucial for self-transformation
and for the transformation of society.